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If our brains were located lower on our bodies, would seeing feel like looking through a periscope?

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Assuming all neural connections are maintained, the field of view wouldn't change by relocating the brain. Likely though we would have never evolved into what we are now. We are the way we are because our current design works!


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You don't think you'd be thrown off by feeling where the rest of your body parts are in physical space?

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Your brain/body would make up for it. So one probably wouldn't even realize such abnormalities.

Kind of how the eyes work, We tend to have a cross eyed view naturally that our brains automatically correct. Similar to if one looses a sense or senses hearing or sight the other ones will increase to make up for it.

Japan has the technology to make such studies. Not sure if the person still exists but they had the first bionic Man/Person back around 2000. It pays to have produced most of the worlds top neurosurgeons since to 80s. Being of such importance they could easily get the next Billionaire willing to try. Not only to better science, but also become legend.

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No. Proprioception is not a function of the brain's location.

The brain constructs a picture of the world by assigning various weights to signals from mechanosensory and visual neurons using mnemonic experiential data and patterns of neural activation.

The brain caries this out no matter where it's located provided the neural pathways are intact and not subjected to other stimuli like noise. I can therefore place your brain in a jar, and provided I've maintained the integrity of your neural pathways, you wouldn't know the difference until I showed you the jar.

I know this because one of my hobbies is neuroscience.


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Show me the jar, please.

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I would never. You'd soil your shorts.


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It's a fascinating answer, that your senses will conspire against you knowing how your body is assembled unless you're built like we're built.

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Our senses are actually very primitive. I urge everyone to watch this fascinating video rooted in science.

https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth...r_conscious_reality?language=en#t-433443


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Originally Posted by Mojo
Our senses are actually very primitive. I urge everyone to watch this fascinating video rooted in science.

https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth...r_conscious_reality?language=en#t-433443

I think I saw that before, but it was nice to hear it again. Not too convincing a talk, though, since I still fear the end of my consciousness.

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